Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
Feb 16, 2021 - 10:28AM

For Immediate Release

Routine traffic stop ends in drugs, stolen weapon charges

Case Number:
Sarah Johns
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407

Three Sparks men are in custody at the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility after a routine traffic stop on February 13, 2021.

Washoe County K9 Patrol Deputy Wike pulled the vehicle over on I-580 southbound at Mill Street around 11:45 p.m. for suspended license plates and an inoperable license plate light. As the driver rolled his windows down, an overwhelming odor of marijuana emanated from the vehicle.

K9 Zeke was deployed and alerted to the presence of a narcotic odor coming from the vehicle. During the vehicle search a handgun reported stolen out of Las Vegas was located, a digital scale, a razorblade with white powdery substance, baggies containing a white powdery rock substance, and marijuana.

27-year-old Emmanuel Armour-Mclendon, 31-year-old Ken Williams, and 32-year-old Jayvon Embers are all charged with Possession of Less Than 14 Grams of Cocaine, Possession of 126.13 Grams of Marijuana, two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell, two counts of Transporting a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, and Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substance Act – all felonies.  Embers is charged with an additional misdemeanor count of Driving a Vehicle with a Suspended Vehicle Registration.

Photo 1: Jayvon Embers
Photo 2: Ken Williams
Photo 3: Emmanuel Armour-Mclendon




The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.


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